The family of Australian legendary all-rounder Andrew Symonds paid tribute to him. It was during the interval in One-day International against Zimbabwe on Sunday at Townville.
Symonds’ children Billy and Chloe carried their dad’s baggy green. They also brought his cricket bat and Akubra hat. Billy and Chloe laid those during the innings break of the 50-over match.
Andrew Symonds has been in the two-time World Cup winning team. Not only that, he was one of the most recognisable faces in the world cricket fraternity. However, according to the police. Symonds lost his life in a single-car crash. It was on 14th May, outside Townsville. The spot is on Australia’s northeastern coast of Queensland. Symonds, 46, passed away at the spot of the mishap.
Roy (Andrew Symonds) was amazingly talented: Andrew McDonald
However, according to a report from Daily Mail, on Friday, Symonds’ children and his two beloved dogs will be present for the the ceremony.
The report had said,
“Symonds’ dogs Buzz and Woody will walk with his two children, Billy and Chloe, to lay his baggy green cap, cricket bat and Akubra hat at the innings break of Sunday’s 50-over a side contest… Attention will then turn to the grandstand, which will soon be renamed after their famous dad.”
Andrew McDonald has been the chief coach for Australia. However, on Saturday, he has paid tribute to Symonds. McDonald’s, moreover recalled Symonds’ contribution to Australian cricket, especially in Queensland.
According to the reports, McDonald was quoted as saying,
“Roy (Symonds) was an amazingly talented, natural cricketer and a brilliant teammate. He loved playing for his country and his mates.”
“He had a significant impact on the game particularly here in Queensland as well as across Australia and the world. It is a great tragedy he is gone but it is fitting we get the opportunity to honour him in Townsville and the local fans will be able to pay their respects to a true great.”
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